New York: Film-maker's Cinematheque. 8 ½ x 11 in. Offset flyer. Very slight closed tear. Yellowed with age. Overall in very good condition. Item #ANT124
Offset flyer advertising Kenneth Anger’s vortex of homoeroticism, occultism, and biker culture “Scorpio rising,” playing at the Filmmaker’s Cinematheque on 125 West 41st street. Poster depicts a crowd of Victorian ladies and gentleman scrambling to get a view of what is presumably the latest experimental film to be offered at the filmmakers cinematheque. With the reassuring message “The film you see may be brilliant….or just controversial.”
The Filmmakers Cinematheque was started in New York City by Jonas Mekas in 1964 as a space for avant-garde and experimental cinema screenings and community gatherings. Runs at the cinematheque included films by Warhol, Jack Smith, Kenneth Anger, and more.